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The location of London









Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for London.

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in London, we use the following websites to find information relevant to London and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for London and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for London. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on London.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Freeborn County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Freeborn County sighting report from eBird.

Since London is near Worth County and also Mitchell County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Worth County

Sighting report for Mitchell County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on London.

How Far From London to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as London to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in London and extending to:

  • Albert Lea [Map], which is the Seat of Freeborn County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from London to Albert Lea, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Saint Paul [Map], which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 98 miles [157.7 km] to the North (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 889 miles [1,430.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 51 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,290 miles [10,122.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,042 miles [11,333 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,944 miles [7,956.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named London ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name London.

Within Minnesota, there are 2 communities which are also named London. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 25 communities in the United States and Canada - with 26 of those located in the United States.

In addition to the above occurrences of London, we know of 8 communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into three sections:

Other communities located in Minnesota

Communities outside of Minnesota

Communities located internationally


Other Communities Located In Minnesota

Lake County

Our profile page for London, Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 263 miles [423.3 km] to the North Northeast.

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for London, Saint Louis County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Saint Louis County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Communities Outside of Minnesota

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Alabama

Conecuh County

Our profile page for London, Conecuh County   [Map]

Distance: About 905 miles [1,456.5 km] to the South Southeast.

Marengo County

Our profile page for London, Marengo County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Marengo County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for London, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 865 miles [1,392.1 km] to the South Southeast.

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for London, Saint Clair County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Saint Clair County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Arkansas

Pope County

Our profile page for London, Pope County   [Map]

Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the South.

California

Tulare County

Our profile page for London, Tulare County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,470 miles [2,365.7 km] to the West.

Colorado

Park County

Our profile page for London, Park County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Park County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Indiana

Shelby County

Our profile page for London, Shelby County   [Map]

Distance: About 456 miles [733.9 km] to the Southeast.

Kansas

Sumner County

Our profile page for London, Sumner County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Sumner County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kentucky

Laurel County

Our profile page for London, Laurel County   [Map]

Distance: About 646 miles [1,039.6 km] to the Southeast.

Michigan

Monroe County

Our profile page for London, Monroe County   [Map]

Distance: About 489 miles [787 km] to the East.

Missouri

Atchison County

Our profile page for London, Atchison County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 240 miles [386.2 km] to the South Southwest.

Nebraska

Nemaha County

Our profile page for London, Nemaha County

This community is historic.

Although located in Nemaha County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ohio

Darke County

Our profile page for London, Darke County

This community is historic.

Although located in Darke County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Madison County

Our profile page for London, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 555 miles [893.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Richland County

Our profile page for London, Richland County   [Map]

Distance: About 562 miles [904.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Ontario

Our profile page for London   [Map]

Distance: About 594 miles [956 km] to the East.

Oregon

Lane County

Our profile page for London, Lane County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,493 miles [2,402.8 km] to the West.

Pennsylvania

Mercer County

Our profile page for London, Mercer County   [Map]

Distance: About 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the East.

South Carolina

York County

Our profile page for London, York County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in York County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Tennessee

Cocke County

Our profile page for London, Cocke County   [Map]

Distance: About 750 miles [1,207 km] to the Southeast.

Texas

Kimble County

Our profile page for London, Kimble County   [Map]

Distance: About 956 miles [1,538.5 km] to the South Southwest.

Rusk County

Our profile page for London, Rusk County   [Map]

Distance: About 786 miles [1,264.9 km] to the South.

West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for London, Kanawha County   [Map]

Distance: About 712 miles [1,145.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Wisconsin

Dane County

Our profile page for London, Dane County   [Map]

Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the East.


Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


Belize   [Map]

Distance: About 1,784 miles [2,871.1 km] to the South

England   [Map]

Distance: About 4,069 miles [6,548.4 km] to the Northeast

Equatorial Guinea   [Map]

Distance: About 6,746 miles [10,856.6 km] to the East

Finland   [Map]

Distance: About 4,244 miles [6,830.1 km] to the North Northeast

Kiribati   [Map]

Distance: About 4,855 miles [7,813.4 km] to the West Southwest

Nigeria   [Map]

Distance: About 6,381 miles [10,269.2 km] to the East

South Africa

- Limpopo   [Map]

Distance: About 9,054 miles [14,571 km] to the East

- Mpumalnga   [Map]

Distance: About 9,044 miles [14,554.9 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near London ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Carpenter (IA)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South of London   [Map]

Deer Creek (IA)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Glenville   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Gordonsville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Hollandale Junction   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Lyle   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Mapleview   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Moscow   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Rose Creek   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Stacyville Junction (IA)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Twin Grove   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Minnesota

About Freeborn County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for London. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Freeborn County: www.co.freeborn.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- London) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in London. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5261, Longitude: -93.0627     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for London have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from London to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 318.143 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.791 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.906 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that London could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about London, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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